20 Geek Gadgets For Growing Plants Indoors

20 Geek Gadgets For Growing Plants Indoors
The following 20 gizmos will make it easy for any geek to grow plants inside. 1.Gun Water Hose. garden-hose-gun. No company making a common squirt gun to attach onto a garden hose could have come up w…

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB noSql DB

They& using solid state drives over an infinitely scalable distributed system. Wow!

Amazon DynamoDB noSql DB

They're using solid state drives over an infinitely scalable distributed system. Wow!
#amazon #nosql #tech #databaseAmazon DynamoDB
Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability.

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use
The folks at BestVendor.com interviewed 500 developers and compiled this profile of the tools that they actually use. A few stalwarts predominate, such as Git, Eclipse, AWS, Dropbox, …

GoDaddy SOPA Support Sparks Calls for Boycotts and Domain Transfers

The list of companies that support the controversial piece of U.S. legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is fairly predictable. It includes huge media conglomerates, music industry groups, pharmaceutical companies and the like. One name that stands out, however, is that of domain name registrar GoDaddy. Whereas many of the big Web technology companies have come out in opposition to SOPA, GoDaddy enthusiastically supports the proposed law.Not unsurprisingly, this news does not sit well with many of the Internet’s most vocal SOPA opponents, especially on Reddit. A thread that popped up on the site today decries GoDaddy’s support for SOPA and encourages users to transfer their domains to another provider. The conversation, which has more than a few choice words for GoDaddy, has grown quite long.

Source: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/godaddys_sopa_support_sparks_calls_for_boycotts_an.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+readwriteweb+%28ReadWriteWeb%29

Official Google Tablet Due out in Six Months

Google is finally going to release its own official branded tablet, similar to how it developed the Nexus line of phones. The great thing about their own branded devices is that, even years later, they are one of the only supported devices via the firmware updates. Eric Schmidt the Executive Chairman of Google recently sat down with the Corriere della Sera at the launch of their new offices in Italy to give us the good news.

Source: http://goodereader.com/blog/tablet-slates/official-google-tablet-due-out-in-six-months/

Darth Skeletor

Darth Skeletor


Okay okay I'm shaving already… Mr. 'tor dont LAUGH AT ME ! ! !

Get 3 Months of Hulu Plus for Free

Get 3 Months of Hulu Plus for Free

If you have been thinking about upgrading to Hulu Plus, now is the time to give it a go. Get a free 3 month trial. Don't forget to cancel after 3 months unless you want to keep it. Then it will set you back $7.99 per month.Get 3 Months of Hulu Plus for Free
Hulu is offering three months of its premium TV streaming service for free for three months. Previously, Hulu offered just two months or one month with Internet Explorer, but now you can try the servi…

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OnLive Review from Game Designer Jason Parker

The great thing about OnLive is that the app will run on just about anything that has at least Shader Model 2.0. My stepfather plays on his netbook! I would definitely recommend the service, but with a few caveats.

You really do need a stable internet connection when playing on a PC/Mac or the Micro-Console they make. What you are seeing when you are playing OnLive is a video stream, and since it absolutely must be live with no perceptible delay, it cannot be buffered. This means any dropped packets will result in an increase in compression artifacts. Too many and you will lose connection. Also in this line, a high ping is also bad. The higher the ping when you run a speed test, the more likely you are to experience a perceptible delay between input and reaction on screen. Your best bet is to use an actual network cable versus Wifi if you can. I can tell you there’s a big difference in consistency of stream quality between my wife playing over wifi and me playing over our wired network.

As to the mobile app: Works great over 3g as long as your 3g tests out to over 1.5 mbit and you’re using a smartphone. If on a tablet, it’ll look fuzzy and have compression artifacts. Over 4g, it looks great on both devices unless your 4g signal quality is quite low.

The mobile app also handles phone calls on Android quite well (I can’t comment on iOS as the app isn’t approved yet, and I don’t own an Apple device.) I was playing Defense Grid Gold in the Walmart parking lot while my wife was shopping. When she called to say she was done, my phone switched to the call just fine, and when I re-launched OnLive, it resumed my stream. :)

Finally: Watch your data caps! A high quality OnLive stream will eat through data fast. If you aren’t torrenting constantly and are the only one on your internet connection playing OnLive, you wont have to worry. But it’s still possible for hardcore, long hour, gamers to run into trouble. It took three of us in this house playing OnLive, plus watching Netflix and finally downloading the 20gig SWTOR beta before we finally cracked Comcast’s 250 GB limit. Luckily, we’re in one of the areas Comcast isn’t cracking down.

Chrome is the most secured browser – new study • The Register

Chrome Gets Crowned the Most Secure Browser.

That part didn't surprise me, but I was a little surprised to hear Mozilla's Firefox was in third place – behind IE.

Of course, the report was paid for by Google, so it's hard to say there was absolutely no bias.Chrome is the most secured browser – new study • The Register
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